Inglewood Council Approves NFL Stadium Plan Amid Big Community Support

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The Inglewood City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve an 80,000-seat stadium at the site of the old Hollywood Park racetrack, jump-starting the effort to bring an NFL team back to the area after a two-decade absence.

After almost four hours of presentations and discussion in front of a weary crowd, Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts Jr. hailed the agreement as “the best financial arrangement in the history of stadium deals in this country.”

“We need to do the will of the people and we need to do it tonight,” Butts said just before the vote.

When the measure passed, 5-0, Butts told the room: “Now we can celebrate.”

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